Chuck Todd: Hillary miniseries a “total nightmare” for NBC News

posted at 10:01 am on August 8, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

With RNC chair Reince Priebus blasting NBC and CNN for running Hillary Clinton-focused entertainment as she prepares to launch a presidential bid, both broadcasters have come under pressure from across the political spectrum to rethink their programming decisions.  Yesterday, that pressure came from inside NBC, as Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough described it as climbing inside the, er, anatomy of the Clinton organization.  Today, Chuck Todd added his voice to the criticism, calling the NBC decision a “total nightmare” for its news division that leaves it owning the negatives, with no upside at all:

“This mini series is a total nightmare for NBC News,” Todd said. “There’s this giant firewall, we have nothing to do with it, we know that we’d love probably to be as critical, or whatever it is going to be, if it comes out. But there’s nothing we can do about it.”

“We’re going to only own the negatives,” he continued. “Whether it’s negative because it’s the Clinton people are upset that it’s too tough on them, or negative because the Republicans think it’s this glorification of her—no matter what, only we are going to own it, because people are going to see the peacock and NBC and see NBC News and think: ‘Well, they can’t be that separate.’”

“You get the negative and they get the cash,” Joe Scarborough said.

Nothing to do with it? The giant firewall to which Todd refers has enough open doorways to allow news anchor Brian Williams to make plenty of humorous cameos on 30 Rock for the Entertainment division’s benefit, and the Today show certainly straddles that firewall on a regular basis, too. MSNBC isn’t exactly a hard-news effort, for that matter, as the channel’s management readily admits.  NBC will spend millions airing this miniseries, probably just on Diane Lane’s salary alone, and that speaks to a certain organizational commitment that talk of “giant firewalls” just can’t erase.

Priebus appeared later on the same show to emphasize the point:

“I don’t think there’s a real difference there,” he said. “I think people see NBC…in the business of news, in the business of entertainment, they’re trying to do well in all of those areas, but I have to tell you there are times when there are decisions that are made by NBC, whether it’s entertainment or whether it’s news, that are going to have an effect over the entire brand. The umbrella brand might suffer because of the decisions that are made.”

He also told Mika Brzezinski that the RNC would not choose to sanction a debate with her as the moderator, thanks to her outspoken partisan views on politics:

“But I’m not going to have you moderate the Republican debate,” Priebus said. When Nicole Wallace asked why not, he continued, “Because you’re not actually interested in the future of the Republican Party and our nominees. That’s not a slam on you, Mika, but I have to choose moderators that are actually interested in the Republican Party and our nominees. It’s not going to be NBC, if they continue to go forward with this miniseries.”

“I think Mika would be great,” co-host Joe Scarborough said.

So who would Priebus choose?  Well … I’m almost too shy to tell you. Almost.

Hot Air is, of course, a subsidiary of Salem Communications, which makes this a debate proposal I can enthusiastically support.  Seriously, though, as much as I’d love to moderate a debate on Salem’s airwaves — or more to the point, see Hugh Hewitt, Dennis Prager, and/or Michael Medved do so — why not take the debates in house, as I suggested earlier this week? No organization has the interests of the party and its candidates closer to its heart than the party itself. Let a small number of candidates, rotating through several events, discuss topics and positions at length in real debates rather than gotcha contests in game-show formats. All that requires is an emcee or facilitator to introduce new topics, and let candidates formulate the questions and answers themselves. Reporters can attend and write about it all they want, and they will, as the media rooms of debates in the last cycle attest.

That would be not only in the best interest of the candidates, but also the voters — and even though they’ll refuse to acknowledge it (except for Chuck Todd, perhaps), it’s even in the best interest of the media. It would allow them to return to reporting rather than performing, and remove any ownership issues with debates that cloud their later reporting on presidential campaigns. Maybe Priebus is doing NBC and CNN a favor, and by extension all of the other media outlets, too.


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Editing a campaign speech to make it say something totally different or editing a 911 call to make it say something different is what NBC news does. Their sitcoms are more trust worthy than their news department.

Flange on August 8, 2013 at 10:07 AM

“We’re going to only own the negative.”

Some things never change.

Bmore on August 8, 2013 at 10:07 AM

Because you’re not actually interested in the future of the Republican Party and our nominees. That’s not a slam on you, Mika, but I have to choose moderators that are actually interested in the Republican Party and our nominees.

That must have had Mika hovering about six inches above her seat!

“I think Mika would be great,” co-host Joe Scarborough said.

Well that’s nice but what was said about Mika applies to you too.

Happy Nomad on August 8, 2013 at 10:09 AM

The idea that the NBC News and Entertainment divisions are separate is a farce. SNL clips are routinely used on MSDNC and even in NBC Nightly News segments. Remember when Keith Uberdouche was doing double duty on both Countdown and NFL on NBC? That imaginary line has been obliterated.

Doughboy on August 8, 2013 at 10:10 AM

Nobody But Clinton

KOOLAID2 on August 8, 2013 at 10:10 AM

MKH for moderator! She’d do a great job and look great doing it.

Oldnuke on August 8, 2013 at 10:11 AM

For primaries. Conservative moderators needed screw the lsm
The dems refused to go on fox so we can do the sane thing during the primaries

I vote for the HA staff to run a debate

cmsinaz on August 8, 2013 at 10:13 AM

I have a novel idea, run the debates solely on Fox. Let’s face it, even if they run on the Alphabet networks, there is not a single Dem who is going to change their mind and vote Republican. Any currently undecided Independent will know where to go to watch them.

Johnnyreb on August 8, 2013 at 10:14 AM

Mika then said, “What’s a debate?” and Joe handed her his Magic Smart Glasses which make you more intelligent simply by wearing them.

Bishop on August 8, 2013 at 10:14 AM

Hello reince
We do not need the lsm for the primaries, OK?

cmsinaz on August 8, 2013 at 10:15 AM

Chuck Todd has also claimed that NBC news is not responsible for “what goes on at night on MSNBC”. But the MSNBC hosts move freely between their MSNBC gigs and the NBC network shows, and NBC & MSNBC “news” shows routinely promo NBC entertainment.

Chuck Todd can whine all he wants, he is deeply in bed with Al Sharpton and Rachel Maddow. Scary thought isn’t it.

pilsener on August 8, 2013 at 10:16 AM

Nobody brings up the dems and fox

cmsinaz on August 8, 2013 at 10:17 AM

The idea that the NBC News and Entertainment divisions are separate is a farce.

Doughboy on August 8, 2013 at 10:10 AM

Of course it is. There is no firewall. And even if there were, that didn’t stop the news division from editing that 911 tape to make it seem as if George Zimmerman was hunting black people. NBC has no credibility. The news division is nothing more than a propaganda outlet for the DNC while the “entertainment” division produces crap that has a specific political agenda (pro-gay, anti-white, anti-male, anti-family, etc).

Happy Nomad on August 8, 2013 at 10:17 AM

“total nightmare”. Excellent suggestion for a title.

forest on August 8, 2013 at 10:17 AM

They need to round-robin Q&A’s from the base.

I don’t want any middleman – Beck, Prager, Hannity, Malkin, Ed, Rush.

Anyone and Everyone is trying make their bones off of the debates. No person is a disinterested party.

Some group needs to play facilitator and then people registered as Republicans from the 2012 elections get to ask the questions.

In other words, GOP Reddit AMA.

Anything else is bullshite.

budfox on August 8, 2013 at 10:18 AM

Chuck Todd is modest. Most of the msnbc hoard could care less if America sees them openly worship their masters. The unwashed have no idea what they are actually viewing after all. And the whole project is bound to be another example of the unwashed’s tax dollars at work. Their handlers are going to want results, and what better results than a Clinton mini series memorial.
To get out in front of the other boot licks ya gotta lean forward.

onomo on August 8, 2013 at 10:20 AM

AllahPunidt for moderator. A dog (as per his picture) would be more objective than Candy Crowley.

rbj on August 8, 2013 at 10:22 AM

I liked Reince in the third clip. He seems genuinely irritated at the media like the rest of us are. “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore!” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGIY5Vyj4YM

Donald Draper on August 8, 2013 at 10:22 AM

My vote: NO moderators.

hillsoftx on August 8, 2013 at 10:25 AM

total nightmare for NBC News

MSNBC does a fine job of this

faraway on August 8, 2013 at 10:25 AM

AllahPunidt for moderator. A dog (as per his picture) would be more objective than Candy Crowley.

rbj on August 8, 2013 at 10:22 AM

No. He could be bought off with belly scratches.

Blake on August 8, 2013 at 10:25 AM

I have a novel idea, run the debates solely on Fox. Let’s face it, even if they run on the Alphabet networks, there is not a single Dem who is going to change their mind and vote Republican. Any currently undecided Independent will know where to go to watch them.

Johnnyreb on August 8, 2013 at 10:14 AM

Produce the debates in house and offer all outlets the ability to JIP live.

Journalists acting as moderators used to be a pretty straightforward task- ask questions and make sure that the candidates were given a fair allocation of time. That was before George Stephanopolus coordinated with OFA to inject the war on women theme. That was before Candy Crowley “moderated” while sitting in the rat-eared wonder’s lap.

It isn’t unique to the 2012 campaign but liberal moderators go out of their way to play gotcha with Republican candidates. Were Mika to moderate a GOP primary the questions would all be fundamentally biased. Such as, Senator Cruz, why is it that Republicans want to deprive illegals from obtaining citizenship? Or conversely, Governor Christie, if you were a tree what kind of a tree would you be?

No thanks. The RNC is doing the right thing.

Happy Nomad on August 8, 2013 at 10:25 AM

I like the chick in the third clip, there’s a yum factor there that I can’t quite define but it is there.

Bishop on August 8, 2013 at 10:26 AM

The only practical way I can see for NBC news to handle this problem would be for them to do a severe factual critique of the show presented. Will the prevailing ideology of the network support such a thing? I doubt it.

A.S.R. on August 8, 2013 at 10:29 AM

Firewall separation? Chuck Todd is delusional.

Robert_Paulson on August 8, 2013 at 10:30 AM

This is an easy decision for primary debates, I don’t know why the RNC has put up with it for so long. The hard part is getting an impartial moderator for Rep vs Dem debates. Of course, if the Republicans nominate another Dole/McCain/Romney I don’t think the debates matter.

Fenris on August 8, 2013 at 10:31 AM

I vote for the HA staff to run a debate

cmsinaz on August 8, 2013 at 10:13 AM

I want it because then we would find out what Allapundit really looks like. Or if he asks his questions in shadow with a voice distorter a-la Witness Protection Program members.

Jeff Weimer on August 8, 2013 at 10:31 AM

Or if he asks his questions in shadow with a voice distorter a-la Witness Protection Program members.

Jeff Weimer on August 8, 2013 at 10:31 AM

Maybe wear a Candy Crowley mask just for fun.

Flange on August 8, 2013 at 10:34 AM

This is fantastic. Anything that gets Chuck Todd sputtering is a good thing.

If NBC really goes through with this hagiography, I predict the lowest ratings in its history.

As for the debates, this is exactly what I called for yesterday. The RNC and state parties should produce the debates themselves, choose topics for each one that are known in advance to the candidates, and have “moderators” only to keep time. Each state debate can be about a different subject that Republican voters care about. The networks will fall all over themselves to carry such real and substantive debates and they will get huge TV ratings. Let the Democrats do the old and tired game-show format debates if they want. At least one debate should be exclusively online and interactive with voters who are prescreened and verified as Republicans.

If the RNC can do this, the general election debates will have to change to get closer to this format too.

rockmom on August 8, 2013 at 10:34 AM

I like the chick in the third clip, there’s a yum factor there that I can’t quite define but it is there.

Bishop on August 8, 2013 at 10:26 AM

She looks a little like HotAir’s Erika Johnsen, but the facial expression of smug incredulity at everything Priebus is saying kind of ruins it.

Fenris on August 8, 2013 at 10:35 AM

Jeff yeah
:)

cmsinaz on August 8, 2013 at 10:37 AM

Yesterday, that pressure came from inside NBC, as Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough described it as climbing inside the, er, anatomy of the Clinton organization.

Big difference. The NBC news division spent eight years inside Bill’s, err, posterior. All the time gushing over how wonderful it smelled in there. The Today Show crowd being especially bad offenders.

I believe it was H.L. Mencken who observed, “I don’t care if a reporter is in bed with a politician, but if he’s f**king the elephants, he isn’t covering the circus”.

NBC doing a set of “We Heart Hillary” docudramas fantasies while they “moderate” the GOP debates?

Major-league bestiality with the donkey. Probably legally actionable under cruelty to animals statutes.

clear ether

eon

eon on August 8, 2013 at 10:38 AM

Mika then said, “What’s a debate?” and Joe handed her his Magic Smart Glasses which make you more intelligent simply by wearing them.

Bishop on August 8, 2013 at 10:14 AM

Hillary herself has a pair of those magic glasses, and they DO make her look super-smart! ;-)

Ed, I like your suggestion about the RNC running the debates in-house and making them more substantial. The main downside, though, is that the MSM will still excerpt only the “gotcha” one-liners and ignore all the substantial parts. And since the low-information voters won’t watch one minute of the full debates, the situation won’t be much different from the past practices.

KS Rex on August 8, 2013 at 10:41 AM

I like the idea of no questioners. Just a moderator who presents an open ended topic and keeps time.

“jobs and the economy, discuss”

“foreign policy and terrorism, discuss”

“health care, discuss”

The only rule might be to discourage candidates from going after each other’s records directly. If one candidate levels a charge about another, the format usually doesn’t lend itself to a healthy discussion (“that’s not true!”, “yes it is!”, “I never said that!”)

commodore on August 8, 2013 at 10:41 AM

A Hot Air/Townhall debate would be just like any other debate, but with large advertisements that popup on the stage in front of the candidates.

Mark1971 on August 8, 2013 at 10:45 AM

NBC hasn’t been in the news business for decades.

RoadRunner on August 8, 2013 at 10:45 AM

KS Rex
Its guaranteed that the lsm would only focus on gotchas but at least the moderating would be fair and the low information voter can pound sand….

cmsinaz on August 8, 2013 at 10:47 AM

Mika = Candy Crowley

crash72 on August 8, 2013 at 10:50 AM

I like the chick in the third clip, there’s a yum factor there that I can’t quite define but it is there.

Bishop on August 8, 2013 at 10:26 AM

Who are you talking about, the brunette, Erin Burnett? She’s totally yummy. A liberal nincompoop, but yummy nonetheless…

CaptFlood on August 8, 2013 at 10:52 AM

Here, you can thank me later…

And then it’s right back to the serious discussions at hand.

CaptFlood on August 8, 2013 at 10:57 AM

I still can’t get over Diane Lane as HRC. Lane is yummy, while Hillary is revolting.

Roseanne Barr or Sandra Bernhard would make more sense.

BuckeyeSam on August 8, 2013 at 10:57 AM

I’m sorry but this really makes the stupid party look like they’re afraid of the MSM instead of attacking them. In the first place, after what Candy Crowley pulled on Mitt Romney, I wouldn’t have sent another Republican on her Sunday show, would have just refused, period. Just imagine if, every Sunday, they had to say they offered to give the Republicans a chance to respond and they refused, siting Crowley’s ambush of Mitt Romney.

As far as NBC is concerned, they’ve been in the tank for Obama since 2006. If they refuse to separate themselves from MSNBC, then they have proven themselves to be untrustworthy. Just let the public figure it out. DOn’t threaten, just do. That’s the right way to handle this.

bflat879 on August 8, 2013 at 10:58 AM

A Hot Air/Townhall debate would be just like any other debate, but with large advertisements that popup on the stage in front of the candidates.

Mark1971 on August 8, 2013 at 10:45 AM

And script errors. Don’t forget the script errors.

BuckeyeSam on August 8, 2013 at 10:58 AM

I still can’t get over Diane Lane as HRC. Lane is yummy, while Hillary is revolting.

Roseanne Barr or Sandra Bernhard would make more sense.

BuckeyeSam on August 8, 2013 at 10:57 AM

I was thinking Kathleen Turner? Good actress, but as with Hillary, the years have not been kind…

CaptFlood on August 8, 2013 at 11:02 AM

The rest of the msdnc is bashing reince for being to mika

And the dems are balking that the gop would only talk to conservative but they had no problem with dems boycott of fox

cmsinaz on August 8, 2013 at 11:05 AM

I still can’t get over Diane Lane as HRC. Lane is yummy, while Hillary is revolting.

Roseanne Barr or Sandra Bernhard would make more sense.

BuckeyeSam on August 8, 2013 at 10:57 AM

I was thinking Sam Kinison. Then I remembered he’s dead.

Fenris on August 8, 2013 at 11:07 AM

Which network did the Lincoln-Douglas debates? Maybe we should let that network do the debates now.

As for a mini-series on Hillary Clinton, I guess the thought about waiting until a politician is dead before lionizing (or demonizing) them is long past.

But there is an upside. Anyone doing a series on the Hero of Chappaquiddick? Who’s playing Mary Jo — the fourth sister in Petticoat Junction who left Hooterville and went to Washington?

unclesmrgol on August 8, 2013 at 11:08 AM

I know that it’s been discussed in other threads but…

It’s probably time for someone to step up and just get rid of the debates. The lopsided propaganda machine that has permeated the entire media also controls the debate process.

Why play along. The whole “gotcha” mindset only applies to the Republican candidate. Why lob them the softball.

The negative perception of getting rid of them is less than the certian outcome of the current moderators and post debate coverage.

acyl72 on August 8, 2013 at 11:12 AM

NBC=nothing but s–t!

Sorry to be blunt but hey it’s NBC!

neyney on August 8, 2013 at 11:14 AM

sorry freudian slip because I like the stronger word

NBC=nothing but c–p!

neyney on August 8, 2013 at 11:15 AM

I like the chick in the third clip, there’s a yum factor there that I can’t quite define but it is there.

Bishop on August 8, 2013 at 10:26 AM

I agree, but can you imagine the kind of nonsense and tripe you’d have to listen to and put up with before you could hit it?

TXUS on August 8, 2013 at 11:21 AM

Here’s an idea: Run the debates on any channel, but demand that conservative, true conservative, moderators be used. Maybe team them up with liberal moderators. Ask the candidates to each answer the same question without attacking the other candidates views, and then let there be a free for all between the candidates after each has given their own view. Then, after the debate have the moderators debate each other over how the candidates did. Yeah, that would be fun to watch.

HiJack on August 8, 2013 at 11:24 AM

Mika then said, “What’s a debate?” and Joe handed her his Magic Smart Glasses which make you more intelligent simply by wearing them.

Bishop on August 8, 2013 at 10:14 AM

..I thought there was a piece out on the internet yesterday about those glasses being banned in casinos, strip clubs, bars, locker rooms, men’s rooms, etc.

The War Planner on August 8, 2013 at 11:29 AM

Hot Air is, of course, a subsidiary of Salem Communications, which makes this a debate proposal I can enthusiastically support. Seriously, though, as much as I’d love to moderate a debate on Salem’s airwaves…

I wanna see Allahpundit moderate one of the debates. In a burqa, to secure his top-secret real identity!

Valkyriepundit on August 8, 2013 at 11:30 AM

I was thinking Sam Kinison. Then I remembered he’s dead.

Fenris on August 8, 2013 at 11:07 AM

Perfect!

Solaratov on August 8, 2013 at 11:30 AM

I liked Reince in the third clip. He seems genuinely irritated at the media like the rest of us are. “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore!” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGIY5Vyj4YM

Donald Draper on August 8, 2013 at 10:22 AM

I agree. I’d like to see some more punching back from the Republican party at large, and this is a welcome change.

Throat Wobbler Mangrove on August 8, 2013 at 11:34 AM

I wanna see Allahpundit moderate one of the debates. In a burqa, to secure his top-secret real identity!

Valkyriepundit on August 8, 2013 at 11:30 AM

Make it a hoodie, instead. You know, to show our support for that little kid who got murdered by that big, bad whitey while he was out shopping for candy and cough syrup.

HiJack on August 8, 2013 at 11:35 AM

Amb Stevens: “Firewall?”

faraway on August 8, 2013 at 11:43 AM

No organization has the interests of the party and its candidates closer to its heart than the party itself.

Bah.

McCain, Rubio, Murkowski, Brewer, Lugar, Collins, Snowe, Hagel, Voinovich, Graham, Grassley and many others beg to differ with your assertion.

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on August 8, 2013 at 11:44 AM

Maybe someone should do Monica’s story.

rhombus on August 8, 2013 at 11:52 AM

Stop trying to save the MSM from themselves – let them become a blatant mockery -

2nd Ammendment Mother on August 8, 2013 at 11:54 AM

I was thinking Sam Kinison. Then I remembered he’s dead.

Fenris on August 8, 2013 at 11:07 AM
Perfect!

Solaratov on August 8, 2013 at 11:30 AM

So they would title it: Weekend at Hillary’s?

Fenris on August 8, 2013 at 11:55 AM

Comcast owns all of NBC…so yeah, they are all the same company. The State Run Media lies so their company executives don’t have to.

d1carter on August 8, 2013 at 11:57 AM

I loved the fact that he made so many logical points that she had absolutely nothing to rebut with except that A&E piece which he also had a great response to. Everybody knows how biased these so-called news networks are, about time that there be consequences and loss of credibility.

lea on August 8, 2013 at 12:04 PM

It would allow them to return to reporting rather than performing, . . .

Bazinga! Sort of.

Yeah, it would be nice to see some actual in-depth reporting from some of our (ostensible) “news agencies”, but I not convinced that certain individuals have ever done any “reporting” worth seeing. So much easier to look pretty in front of a camera and read pablum to the public.

dissent555 on August 8, 2013 at 12:07 PM

I believe that the “Today Show” while looking a ‘little’ like a “news” show is actually produced by the entertainment division. Just as Fox and Friends is on the Fox News Channel.

They clearly run some “news like” features but the main purpose is to entertain.

Sparky on August 8, 2013 at 1:15 PM

I still can’t get over Diane Lane as HRC. Lane is yummy, while Hillary is revolting.

Roseanne Barr or Sandra Bernhard would make more sense.

BuckeyeSam on August 8, 2013 at 10:57 AM

I was thinking Sam Kinison. Then I remembered he’s dead.

Fenris on August 8, 2013 at 11:07 AM

Ditto Chris Farley, RIP.

slickwillie2001 on August 8, 2013 at 1:24 PM

A Hot Air/Townhall debate would be just like any other debate, but with large advertisements that popup on the stage in front of the candidates.

Mark1971 on August 8, 2013 at 10:45 AM

Instead of pop-ups, they could employ ring girls.

BobMbx on August 8, 2013 at 1:49 PM

Ditto Chris Farley, RIP.

slickwillie2001 on August 8, 2013 at 1:24 PM

Ya, but Chris Farley could only look the part. He was too nice to play Hillary.

Fenris on August 8, 2013 at 2:08 PM

I was thinking Sam Kinison. Then I remembered he’s dead.

Fenris on August 8, 2013 at 11:07 AM

Ditto Chris Farley, RIP.

slickwillie2001 on August 8, 2013 at 1:24 PM

Ya, but Chris Farley could only look the part. He was too nice to play Hillary.

Fenris on August 8, 2013 at 2:08 PM

Even in their present (deceased) state, Mssrs. Kinison and Farley probably still have more actual working brain cells than the Hildebeast does, or ever will have.

Her “smart glasses” notwithstanding.

clear ether

eon

eon on August 8, 2013 at 2:44 PM

Moderate them with someone conservative and reputable, and make the feed available to the LSM if they want to carry it. If they don’t, fine. If they do, well then it’s not their liberal lackey’s guiding/sabotaging the questioning.

Midas on August 8, 2013 at 2:45 PM

CNN is still being stung by Candy’s defending Obama, and the man with a name no one can spell, danced around that, but the point was made.

right2bright on August 8, 2013 at 2:58 PM

I was thinking Sam Kinison. Then I remembered he’s dead.

Fenris on August 8, 2013 at 11:07 AM

He could play Vince Foster in the miniseries on Hillary.

If Reince Priebus and the RNC are afraid that documentaries on Hillary Clinton on NBC and CNN are glorifying her, the RNC should buy ads during commercial breaks showing Hillary saying “What difference does it make?” during the Benghazi hearings.

Or her statement in the 2008 campaign about Obama’s foreign policy being “naive and dangerous”…which she proceeded to carry out.

The RNC needs to tell NBC and CNN: “You want to talk about Hillary Clinton, let’s talk about EVERYTHING she’s done, including the bad and the ugly!”

Steve Z on August 8, 2013 at 4:50 PM

“There’s this giant firewall…”

That exists in your imagination.

RadClown on August 9, 2013 at 8:27 AM

One of the commercials should feature a Ford Truck being blown up.

TimBuk3 on August 9, 2013 at 10:35 AM

Whatever it takes to gin up public interest

entagor on August 9, 2013 at 8:51 PM

I always liked the story of how Hillary managed to make 10,000 percent profit by taking bullish positions in a down market based on what she read in the Wall Street Journal. When I heard that I immediately subscribed myself.

I sure hope they find time to include that. It’s truly an American success story. But somehow I doubt it. It’s probably just too technical for the public to understand her brilliance in the time allotted. But I’m sure they’ll find some way to tell the public about the time she dodged sniper rounds in the former Yugoslavia.

Fred 2 on August 12, 2013 at 2:45 AM

Or how about the time missing billing records turned up on a desk just outside her office door?

Fred 2 on August 12, 2013 at 2:47 AM

Or the time she ruined the careers, and almost the lives, of the people in the WH travel bureau in an effort to get some money diverted to friends back home?

So many adventures. So little time.

Fred 2 on August 12, 2013 at 2:52 AM